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Robert E. Lee: Virginia Soldier, American Citizen
James I. Robertson
0689857314
November 2005
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Grade 6 Up–A solid portrait of a complex man. The clearly written text describes Lee's birth into an aristocratic family and childhood spent in genteel poverty. Inspired by George Washington, he chose a military career, graduating from West Point. The Mexican War turned him into a hero and gave him insight into what leads to success in battle. Following postings as head of the U.S. Military Academy and on the frontier, he returned home to his Virginia plantation and eventually freed his slaves. As war approached, he declined to lead the Federal forces, instead accepting command of the Army of Virginia. Robertson conveys Lee's war tactics, tracing both his triumphs and failures, and his admirable character and dedication to the cause. Readers will gain a greater understanding not only of his life and...


Mrs. Robert E. Lee
John Perry
1590521374
May 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Many know about her husband, Robert E. Lee, and her great-grandmother, Martha Washington; many have visited the cemetery that now occupies her family estate. But few today know much about Mary Custis Lee herself. Chronically ill and often in excruciating pain, Mary raised seven children, faithfully witnessing to her husband for years before his conversion. She retained her dignity and faith throughout a fruitless, heartbreaking attempt to win compensation for the confiscation of her home and possessions. History is never more powerful than when it provides a role model for enduring hardship with sturdy and radiant faith. Mary Custis Lee is such an example.

About the Author
Biographer John Perry has written books on contemporary politics, religion, and sports. Previously he was...


Robert E. Lee: A Biography
Emory M. Thomas
0393316319
June 1997
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Thomas, a distinguished historian of the Civil War (The Confederacy as a Revolutionary Experience), has written a major analytical biography of Robert E. Lee. Synthesizing printed and manuscript sources, he presents Lee as neither the icon of Douglas Southall Freeman nor the flawed figure presented by Thomas Connolly. Lee emerges instead as a man of paradoxes, whose frustrations and tribulations were the basis for his heroism. Lee's work was his play, according to the author, and throughout his life he made the best of his lot. Believing that evil springs from selfishness, he found release in service to his family, his country and, not least, to the men he led. One of history's great captains and most beloved generals, he refused to take himself too seriously. This comic vision of life ultimately shaped an...


Robert E. Lee on Leadership: Executive Lessons in Character, Courage, and Vision
Ed Goldman
0761525548
August 2000
Paperback
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From Library Journal
General Lee eluded the Union army for three years and cunningly thwarted his foe by applying successful leadership and military acumen, winning many battles but losing the war. However, his reputation and legacy remain intact, suggesting leadership principles that could successfully be applied today. In very readable prose, Crocker, an executive editor at Regency Publishing and author of articles in the National Review, American Spectator, and Human Events, reviews Lee's career not only in the military but as a farmer and college president (the school now known as Washington and Lee University). At the end of each chapter, he provides a section called "Lee's Lessons"Aleadership principles based on Lee's Christian lifestyle, his education (at West Point), and his character. Thought-provoking ideas for today's...


Robert E. Lee
Roy Blount, Jr.
0670032204
May 2003
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
This concise Penguin Life biography can be compared to the Confederate general's Civil War career: valiant, honorable and surprisingly successful with limited resources. Blount, a humorist with 12 books to his credit, avoids hagiography, debunking and psychobiography (except in speculation largely relegated to Appendix 1). Writing from the perspective of his Southern heritage, Blount exhibits apposite insight and detachment, instantly recognizing anything that has ever been used as a club for beating the South. As to the actual narrative, he is vividly detailed about Lee's disastrous childhood, which led to his famous self-control. The description of his Civil War career supports Grant's verdict of Lee as lucky on the offensive but really formidable only on the defensive, and avoids jargon that might make the...


Lost Triumph: Lee's Real Plan at Gettysburg - and why It Failed
Tom Carhart
0399152490
April 2005
Hardcover
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From AudioFile
Using knowledge of Robert E. Lee's education--and copious speculation--the author likens Lee's plan at Gettysburg to one of Napoleon Bonaparte's victorious conflicts. Carhart includes the circumstances of the Civil War and short bios of the principal players. Michael Prichard relieves the tedium of the text with an upbeat and lively approach, without which the listener might perish of boredom. He sounds as though he understands the back-and-forth comparisons of the complicated troop movements of armies fighting decades apart. As always, Prichard pronounces every letter of every word and never makes a mistake in pronunciation. Oh, that all audiobook narrators could make a save like this. J.A.H. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to the...


Call of Duty
J. Steven Wilkins
1888952237
Feb 1997
Hardcover
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Publisher
"I fear it is now out of the power of man and in God alone must be our trust. No act could give me so much pleasure as to restore peace to my country." Thus spoke Robert E. Lee, a man torn between obligation to the government he had so faithfully served and the state he so dearly loved. Though many were the causes of the war, Lee fought not for the enslavement of man, but for the freedom of his treasured home. J. Steven Wilkins gives us a fresh look at the character of this man of God and the call of duty he could not ignore. Available in January, 1997.


Robert E. Lee: History Maker Biography Series: War Heroes
Candice F. Ransom
0760760888
December 2004
Paperback
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Genius of Robert E. Lee: Leadership Lessons for the Outgunned, Outnumbered and Underfinanced
Al Kaltman
0735201870
January 2001
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Although his career ended in spectacular defeat, Confederate general Lee's accomplishments were extraordinary, maintains Kaltman, in this solid if simple-minded guide to advancement at work based on anecdotes from Lee's battlefield experiences. From Lee's military career before the Civil War, Kaltman extracts a lesson about leadership based on core values. Lee's strategies for fighting with few men and few provisions yield insights about competition when one's opponent is more powerful. His ultimate surrender to Grant teaches readers about rebounding from failure. Pervasive themes range from the importance of rising to a challenge, striving for continuous improvement, managing from solid ground and projecting a confident image to adages like "Little Things Mean a Lot" (suggesting that "managers who show kindness...


Robert E. Lee
Helen Albee Monsell
002042020X
Oct 1986
Paperback
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Card catalog description
A biography focusing on the childhood of the man who turned down the field command of the United States Army and became the leader of the Confederate Army during the Civil War.


Audacity Personified
Peter S. Carmichael
0807129291
May 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Despite the literary outpouring on the life of Robert E. Lee, the southern chieftain remains an enigma. The existing scholarship is so voluminous, complex, and contradictory that it is difficult to penetrate the inner Lee and appreciate him as a general. Peter S. Carmichael has assembled a formidable array of Civil War historians who rigorously return to Lee’s own words and actions in interpreting the war in Virginia. This is the first collective volume to scrutinize specific aspects of the general’s military career.Carmichael’s opening contribution confronts Lee’s supposed drive for a victory of annihilation and takes issue with claims that he was too aggressive. William J. Miller’s novel analysis of Lee’s leadership during the pivotal Seven Days battles reconstructs his strategic...


R. E. Lee: A Biography, Vol. 3
Douglas Southall Freeman
1931313385
January 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
This four-volume work won the 1935 Pulitzer Prize in Biography. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.


R. E. Lee: A Biography, Vol. 4
Douglas Southall Freeman
1931313393
January 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
This four-volume work won the 1935 Pulitzer Prize in Biography. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.


Call of Duty
J. Steven Wilkins
1581823347
May 2003
Paperback
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Publisher
"I fear it is now out of the power of man and in God alone must be our trust. No act could give me so much pleasure as to restore peace to my country." Thus spoke Robert E. Lee, a man torn between obligation to the government he had so faithfully served and the state he so dearly loved. Though many were the causes of the war, Lee fought not for the enslavement of man, but for the freedom of his treasured home. J. Steven Wilkins gives us a fresh look at the character of this man of God and the call of duty he could not ignore. Available in January, 1997.


Gods and Generals: The Paintings of Mort Kunstler
James I. Robertson
0641694199

Hardcover
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Robert E. Lee
David J. Eicher
0878331476
Nov 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
This book offers both a succinct biography and the definitive collection of nearly 350 photographs, important paintings, original ingravings, artifacts, and significant documents pertaining to the Confederate general.


Gray Fox
Burke Davis
1580800696
Sept 1998
Paperback
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Book Description
Gray Fox is the vivid chronicle of Lee's command, a book that humanizes this gentleman-soldier of tradition and makes him all the more awe-inspiring.

From the Publisher
10 1.5-hour cassettes --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.

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R. E. Lee: A Biography, Vol. 1
Douglas Southall Freeman
1931313369
January 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
This four-volume work won the 1935 Pulitzer Prize in Biography.

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